One-third of Olympic transport will be adapted for disabled
Visitors with disabilities will be able to attend the events of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2014 in Sochi. To service the athletes and visitors with a disabilities 327 special buses will be used, i.e. about a third of all the Olympic fleet will be equipped accordingly, the transport Directorate of the Olympic Games reports.
30 large buses equipped for wheelchair users will service routes connecting the center of Sochi with sports facilities. 76 units of specialized equipment will be designated for transportation of Paralympics 2014 participants with limited mobility.
"Each specialized vehicle is equipped with a lifting device for wheelchairs, Braille signs for the blind and visually impaired and special call buttons for the driver," the deputy director of the Directorate of Transport Sergei Kornev is quoted by ITAR-TASS.
Adapted from Vestnik Kavkaza
More on the topic
- 14.01.2014 Five athletes to represent Moldova at Sochi Olympic Games
- 26.12.2013 Cruise ships to call at port Sochi on February 1-5, 2014
- 26.12.2013 Rosmorport to deploy 5 tugs at Sochi port for Sochi 2014 Olympics
- 09.12.2013 German President boycotts Sochi Olympics in Russia
- 08.11.2013 Olympic torch taken to open space by Russian cosmonauts
- 01.10.2013 Olympic flame lit for Sochi 2014 Winter Games
- 27.08.2013 Transport entrance to Sochi to be closed for the Olympics period
- 05.07.2013 Sochi Olympics ticket sales to be renewed in autumn
- 02.07.2013 12 thousand employees of the Ministry of Emergencies to ensure security at the Olympics 2014
- 24.01.2013 Investors buy snow machines for Sochi Olympic Games
- 04.01.2013 Olympic flame will be brought to Sochi on Russian troika
- 04.01.2013 4 railway stations will be renovated in Sochi